Drapchi. For the uninitiated, a lyrical-sounding word. But for those who have been inside it, Drapchi is one of the most-dreaded places on the earth. Drapchi is the name of Lhasa’s Prison No. 1, the largest in Tibet.
Lobsang Tsultrim, the 21-year-old Kirti Monastery monk, who set himself on fire in an apparent protest against China’s occupation of Tibet on August 6, has passed away. Reports coming out of the region confirm that the young monk breathed his last at around mid-night that very day.
Today, on this auspicious Wednesday, the 14th Kashag observes the one-year completion of its Administration. I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on and highlight a few accomplishments and developments, and share with you some thoughts as we move forward.
On the eve of completing his first year in office as the elected head of the Tibetan people, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay issued a letter reflecting on some of the progress the present Kashag has made under his leadership.